(Published Aug. 31, 2019)
For the News
Ballet Chicago was founded by Daniel Duell and Patricia Blair in 1987. Their goal was to create exceptional dancers and people by fostering personal growth as well as teaching fundamental life skills. Duell and Blair have built a world-renowned company through their unparalleled dedication to training at the highest level, holding between them two illustrious careers as leading ballet dancers, instructors, and administrators.
The school itself is as inspirational as the curriculum and teachers. Located in the heart of downtown, Ballet Chicago’s facility contains five state-of-the-art studios with panoramic views and all of the supporting amenities needed. Ballet Chicago draws over 500 young people from across the country for its annual and summer programs. Dancers participate in one of three divisions: Preparatory (ages 3 to 6), Student (ages 6 to 12), and Professional (13 and older).
Ballet Chicago’s Preparatory Division classes provide an inspired introduction to the arts with a focus on creativity, group interaction, motor skill development, and the joy of self-expression. The Student Division consists of classes for Level 1 through Level 5 and includes our special Bravo Boys! classes. All students are offered the opportunity to participate in Ballet Chicago’s annual Nutcracker at the historic Athenaeum Theater.
Ballet Chicago is where artistic excellence and content of character forge the next generation.
Learn more and register at www.balletchicago.org.
Address: 17 N State St. Suite 1900, Chicago, IL, 60602